Ellen Maria Kay (Partington) (1834 - 1903) MP

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Nicknames: "Ellen Richards", "Ellen Richa"
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Cause of death: heart disease
Managed by: Jennifer Lynn Young
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About Ellen Maria Kay (Partington)

Ellen Maria Partington, daughter of Ralph Partington (1806 - 1873) and Ann Taylor Partington (1810 - 1860), was born 14 September 1834 at Lancashire, England. Ellen's mother became one of the first English women to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when she was baptized in the River Ribble in 1837. The Partington family emigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, aboard the ship Swanton in 1843.

Ellen's parents were stricken with ague [malaria] when they landed in Nauvoo, Illinois which prevented them from working to support their family. Willard and Jeanetta Richards adopted eight-year-old daughter Ellen to help ease the burden. Ellen was sealed to Willard Richards as his daughter in the Nauvoo Temple.

Ellen's parents eventually recovered, and Ralph Partington found work as a carpenter, enabling him to send good clothing and shoes to Ellen before she crossed the plains with the Richards family. Ellen reached Utah with her adopted family in 1848, and married John M. Kay in Salt Lake City on 19 June 1851, three months before her seventeenth birthday. By the time her parents arrived in Salt Lake City, she was the mother of an 11-month-old baby.

In 1860 Ellen Maria Kay accompanied her husband on his second mission to England when she was twenty-six. They were in England for more than three years, and he died on the journey home in 1864. She never remarried, dying at the age of 69 on 19 October 1903 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, and is buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery, Plot: UK19854, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.

Marriage and Children

  1. John Moburn Kay (1817 - 1864)
    1. Willard Kay, d.s.p. (1852 - 1869)
    2. Annie Kay (1855 - 1926)
    3. Susan Amelia Kay (1858 - 1910)
    4. Leo Partington Kay, d.s.p. (1860 - 1860)

Death Notice

"...Mrs. Ellen P. Kay, widow of the late John M. Kay, aged 69 years, died yesterday from heart disease at her residence, No. 7, Fourth East street. She came to Utah, from Preston, England, in 1848. The funeral will take place from the Twelfth ward meeting house at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon..."

Sources

  • Death Notice. The Ogden Standard; October 21, 1803; page 8; column 6.
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 15122457
  • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel
  • 1850 United States Federal Census. Name: Ellen Partington; Age: 16; Birth Year: abt 1834; Birthplace: England; Home in 1850: St Louis Ward 6, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Gender: Female; Family Number: 919; Household Members: Ralph Partington 44; Anne Partington 40; Catharine Partington 17; Ellen Partington 16; William Partington 14; Sarah Partington 10; James Partington 5; Heber Partington 0. Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: St Louis Ward 6, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Roll: M432_418; Page: 366B; Image: 105. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Name: Ellen M Partington; Gender: Female; Birth Place: En; Birth Year: 1834; Spouse Name: John Moburn Kay; Spouse Birth Place: En; Spouse Birth Year: 1817; Marriage Year: 1851; Marriage State: UT; Number Pages: 1. Source Citation: Source number: 8842.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: BFO. Source Information: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.
  • U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989. Name: Ellen M Kay; Gender: Female; Residence Year: 1892; Street Address: 340 Fifth East; Residence Place: Salt Lake City, Utah; Spouse: John M Kay ; Publication Title: Salt Lake City, Utah, City Directory, 1892. Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Original sources vary according to directory.
  • Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966. Name: Ellen P Kay; Gender: Female; Age: 69; Birth Date: abt 1834; Death Date: 22 Oct 1903; Death City: Salt Lake City; Death County: Salt Lake. Source Citation: Utah State Archives and Records Service; Salt Lake City, UT; Utah State Archives and Records Service; Series: 21866. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Bureau of Vital Statistics. Utah Death Index, 1847-1966. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Utah Department of Health.
  • Utah Cemetery Inventory. Name: Ellen P. Kay; Birth Date: 1834; Death Date: 22 Oct 1903; Death Place: #7 So.4th East; Burial Date: 22 October 1903; Cemetery: Salt Lake City Cemetery; Source: Sexton Records; Grave Location: A-11-1-5-EAST. Source Information: Utah State Historical Society, comp.. Utah Cemetery Inventory [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Utah State Historical Society. Utah Cemetery Inventory. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: 2000.
  • Salt Lake City, Utah, Cemetery Records, 1848-1992. Name: Ellen P. Kay; Birth Date: ; Death Date: 22 Oct 1903; Death Place: #7 So.4th East; Plot: 25455 A-11-1-EAST-5; Burial Date: 22 Oct 1903. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Salt Lake City, Utah, Cemetery Records, 1848-1992 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: This index was created from cemetery inscriptions and records from the Salt Lake City Cemetery located at 200 N. Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Millennium File. Name: Ellen Maria Partington; Gender: Female; Birth Date: 14 Sep 1834; Birth Place: Preston, Lancs, England; Death Date: 19 Oct 1903; Death Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA; Burial Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Spouse: John Moburn Kay; Children: Anne Kay. Source Information: Heritage Consulting. Millennium File [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003. Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting.
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Ellen Maria Partington Kay's Timeline

1834
September 14, 1834
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1851
June 19, 1851
Age 16
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
1852
1852
Age 17
1855
February 1, 1855
Age 20
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
1858
November 6, 1858
Age 24
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
1860
October 20, 1860
Age 26
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
1903
October 19, 1903
Age 69
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
October 22, 1903
Age 69
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States